Paul is a top-tier international car journalist and has been for three decades. He has worked for TopGear since 2003, and also writes for several of the highest-profile media around the world. He's a juror on Car of the Year and other global panels.
Paul's brilliant writing is more about putting you in the driver's seat than blowing his own trumpet.
He studied physics and experimental psychology at the University of Cambridge. Sounds boffiny, but it feeds the authority of his road tests. He understands not just how cars physically work, but also their effect on human senses.
Specifically, he studied the effects of bias and suggestibility on testimony. This keeps his reviews scrupulously fair.
He's our expert on the car industry, and has interviewed almost all global car-biz CEOs and design and engineering chiefs over the decades. Only by understanding the business can you get clarity on what we’ll be driving in years to come.
Combine that with his technical and scientific insight and you can see why he has become the go-to expert on the electric transition and green issues. He biffs around his hometown on a bicycle, has solar panels on his roof and will make you a very nice espresso.